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House of Winsor

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The Royals
King Reign In Brief
George V
George V
The Royal Collection © 2004, Her Majesty
Queen Elizabeth II
1910-36

George V's reign began amid the continuing constitutional crisis over the House of Lords, which refused to pass a Parliament Bill limiting its powers.

Edward VIII
Jan-Dec 1936 The first monarch to be a qualified pilot, Edward created The King's Flight in 1936 to provide air transport for the Royal family's official duties.
George VI
1936-52

George VI, a conscientious and dedicated man, worked hard to adapt to the role into which he was suddenly thrown. Reserved by nature, and of deep religious belief, he did not expect to become King.

Elizabeth II
1952-Present

TThe Accession of Elizabeth II in 1952 was sudden, although not entirely unexpected owing to the ill-health of King George VI.

Sourced from the Official Web Site of the British Monarchy

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